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* Leander Laskos

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Ek'abo! (Yoruba for ‘Welcome!’)

Welcome to Camp  Iriz Ima!

Hello and welcome to Camp Loki's Team Iriz Ima! We’re glad you made the trek all the way up here! Here’s a little information about our campsite, your quarters, counsellors, and fellow campers!

Don’t forget to check in by replying to this thread and answering the short questionnaire to tell us about yourself (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post!)




Telemi kalo!
About Iriz Ima (Come with me!)

In the river lowland of the Congo region, there is a creature the indigenous peoples fear the most. Dwelling in rivers and caves, the large beast they call ‘elephant killer’ is fiercely territorial-- known to kill other fearsome beasts if they are disturbed. The cry of the Iriz Ima is a rumbling growl like thunder, so beware should you hear the sound while in the bush and stay away if you hear it echoing from any cave. Those lucky enough to have escape from the Iriz Ima’s path alive to tell the tale describe the beast as large as the African Bush Elephant-- with a robust, rust colored hide, a horn on its snout which it uses to deadly effect, and the scaley keratin tale of a snake.

Named for this fearsome monster of myth, our camp is atop the Magis Magis Mountain-- so encounters with our monster mascot are unlikely (watch out for the Magis Magis Spring, however). But with a fantastic view of Camp Loki below, it’s easy to feel like all of camp is ours-- everything the sun touches… And did we mention the stars? Well, I’m sure you’ll notice them… since there are a lot. But if you have any difficulty, we do have a set of telescopes to get a closer look.

As ‘fun’ as sleeping under the stars sounds… due to the altitude atop the mountain it can get a bit chilly, so we definitely recommend spending at least some nights in your well-appointed huts. Want to know a bit more about where you’ll be bunking?




Ef'okan bale, Ile lewa!
Your Huts (Make yourself at home!)

If you need anything from your counsellors, you can find them in their respective huts. Campers, on the other hand, are sorted by age and gender. All huts are named after deities of the Yoruba pantheon, the outside walls decorated with moving paintings that reflect their stories or character:
 
 
OBATALA [Leander]: The Creator
A gold chain hangs from the white clouds that surround the top of the walls, and a figure hangs on it, carrying a black cat. Mountains and valleys fill the space below, with clusters of palm trees spread across.
ESHU [Arianna and Josephine]: The Trickster, God of the Roads
Roads weave and intersect around the walls, and in the middle stands a cloaked figure wearing a hat that is red on one side and green on the other.
OLORUN [Boys: 15-19]: The Sky Father
Everything is covered in white, apart from where the walls meet the ground, which is filled with shadowed figures bowing or kneeling as they look up to the sky.
OLOKUN [Boys: 14 and below]: The God of the Sea
Swirls of blue and white give the impression of a raging flood, dotted with images of people, trees, and animals being swallowed by the water.
YEMALLA [Girls: 15-19]: The Mother Goddess of the Sea and the Moon
The full moon, large and imposing, is depicted on the wall. In the shadows is a lady dancing, while gentle waves lap around her ankles, wearing seven skirts of blue and white.
OYA [Girls: 14 and below]: The Warrior Goddess
Streaks of thunder shoot out from dark clouds, while fire surround the bottom of the walls, the smoke forming gusts of wind and hurricanes.




Inumidun lati ri e!
Your Camp Counsellors (nice to meet you!)

Leander Laskos [Campers Aged 15-19]
Well. Welcome to camp, everyone! I’ll be your counsellor for all of you who really shouldn’t need a babysitter. So think about that before you get me involved in any of your shenanigans.

What am I saying-- I love shenanigans.

Just don’t slip up and get caught. Honestly. Am I let to say that? Well, anyway, we’re on safari now-- you gotta have your wits about you. Or you'll never know where you might end up. Hopefully not with lions. I'd really prefer not to have to write that report, thanks.


Josephine LaFleur [Campers Aged 10-14]
Shenanigans would be my middle name if it wasn't already Coralie. I like adventures, night time, deer jerky and boots. I've never been a babysitter but let's be friends. That's my job right? Camp Friend Maker?

I'm a light sleeper so I'll know if you're out of bed. Because I'll be out of bed too.


Arianna Richards [Orphanage Campers]
Hi, and welcome to Team Iriz Ima! I’ll be the counsellor for the youngest campers, and this summer I’m looking forward to having fun with you all! Just note that shenanigans (within reason) are exclusively Leander and Josephine’s expertise, but I’ll be glad to help anyone with anything else they may need.  <3




Se ole so si fun mi nipa re?
About You! (can you tell me more about you?)


CHECKING IN!
NameNameName
AgeAgeAge


How excited are you about camp?
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What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
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How do you feel about scary stories?
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Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
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Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
answerhereanswerhereanswerhereanswerhere

Bonus Question - What is one thing you'd like to set the record straight about?
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To Check In - Please copy and paste the code below into a new post, then fill in your answers to introduce yourself to the rest of the team!

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* Leander Laskos

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Iriz ImaRoster
Here's a roster of all your fellow campers and bunkmates here at Iriz Ima


Olorun
Boys 15-19
Yemalla
Girls 15-19
Cormac MacKenzie - 16
Adriel Winston - 16
Matt Lancaster - 15
Nathaniel Ross - 17
Sylvianne Marceau -16
Irina Borovsky - 15
Vivianne Marlowe - 16

Olokun
Boys under 14

Oya
Girls under 14
Noel Delaney - 11
Malachai Gallagher - 11
L Azuriah - 13
Henry Viggiano - 10
Aslak Höst - 12
Elliot Blyth - 14
B. Foster - 14
Joy Detora - 12
Emma Grace Birch
Aea Mullins - 13
Payton Rose - 13
Saoirse MacLaren - 10
Nancy Selridge - 9
Eira Medraut - 11

« Last Edit: 04/20/2014 at 02:47 by Leander Laskos »

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Joy Detora
Twelve


How excited are you about camp?
IC? Very. OOC? Very. So, just very.
What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Ooh, marshmallows. Smores work too.
How do you feel about scary stories?
Not too scary, right?
Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor! Like Quidditch.
Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
All three.

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
Ianne of course!
« Last Edit: 04/01/2014 at 22:28 by Joy Detora »


Loyalty, Labor, Love

Sylvianne Marceau

    (04/01/2014 at 00:43)
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Sylvianne Marceau
Sixteen


How excited are you about camp?
So excited

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Um...

How do you feel about scary stories?
Yes

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Indoor bugs are so gross don't touch me

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Infirmary & dueling

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
Ianne (Sorry Anders. Though in my experience, you kiss better. <3)


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Josephine LaFleur
14


How excited are you about camp?
SAFARIIIIII

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Deer jerky.

How do you feel about scary stories?
Love them.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Tents never feel like indoors. Outdoors?

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
I'm apart of the Infirmary. I might try dueling.

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
Picking favorites is wrong. I like Arianna but Leander gives me feelings. My opinion would be biased... but I guess that's the point.


One for all

and all for One




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Cormac MacKenzie
16


How excited are you about camp?
Between a 1 and a 10, like 17 and 1/2

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Smores!

How do you feel about scary stories?
Anywhere! Anytime!

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
We're in Africa! Outside!!!!

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Quidditch!!!!!!

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
Im gonna have to lean towards Ari, though i am entirely Biased.



G
Daring, Determination, Drive


* Adriel T. Winston

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Adriel Thomas Winston
Seventeen in June


How excited are you about camp?
Just enough

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
ANYTHING!

How do you feel about scary stories?
Love them

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor - always outdoor

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Quidditch

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
I think I'll pass on this one - not my strenght

Riding through this world
all alone


Noel Delaney

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Noel Delaney
10, soon to be 11


How excited are you about camp?
No.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
No.
How do you feel about scary stories?
No.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
No.

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
No.

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
I don't care.


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L Azuriah
Thirteen


How excited are you about camp?
*frownyface*

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
I don't eat snacks.

How do you feel about scary stories?
Tedious.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
The weather is broiling. What good will either of that do to better the conditions?

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
No.

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
The pretty one. (I'll let you decide who's who.)


I AM OUT OF MY MIND
THROWING A LINE OUT TO SEA
TO SEE IF I CAN CATCH A DREAM

she had the world


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Matt Lancaster
15


How excited are you about camp?
We're in Africa! AFRICA! Look at the size of that elephant.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Marshmallow dipped in chocolate. Anything dipped in chocolate..

How do you feel about scary stories?
Brilliant. When do we sneak up on the first years then..

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Actually, an animal observation group or some sort of safari would be pretty cool.
(I'm not begging.. but it would be PRETTY DAMN COOL)

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Quidditch

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
(Do I get to go past curfew if I say Anders?In which case -) Anders! Definitely.

where did it go

the fire. the hope

can't pretend it's still here

can't pretend it's all good
stop telling me it'll be okay

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AEA MULLINS
THIRTEEN


How excited are you about camp?
SO EXCITED LIKE I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOUUU!!!

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Hot dogs and s'mores and all the stuff!

How do you feel about scary stories?
LOVE THEM!!

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
BOOOOTH!

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
YES!  The infirmary!

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Uhm, octopus tentacles.


what if i fall?
oh but my darling, what if you fly?

Payton Rose

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Payton Rose
13


How excited are you about camp?
...is that even a legitimate question? Super excited!

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Roasted Marshmallows... <3

How do you feel about scary stories?
Mmmm...I'm hesitant.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor; Quidditch is my game!

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Quidditch of course!

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Urg...gross things?



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Malachi Gallagher
11


How excited are you about camp?
Malachi is a little disappointed he didn't get to go with his father this year to America, but hanging out with a whole bunch of kids should make him forget all about it real quick ;)

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Smooooooooorrrrrrrreeeeeeesssssss!

How do you feel about scary stories?
If you think that is scary, just you wait!

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoors by far, who wouldn't love a relay race that finishes with lounging on the river and eating ice cream?

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Dueling and Quidditch, why do you need help in the infirmary?  I've got the cotton balls!!!

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Beats, seriously, who eats those things??

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Nancy Selridge

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Nan Selridge
9


How excited are you about camp?
At least I'll finally get to leave the Home. Besides which, I heard there'll be giant man-eating monsters. So... That's something, I suppose.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
When the old tenement on Market Avenue burned down, the man who sells candied almonds at Market and Front left his cart alone to go watch the fire, so Jasper and I got bags and bags of  the stuff afore we went to go watch it ourselves. Is that what you meant?

How do you feel about scary stories?
I couldn't tell you - never did hear none that scared me.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor. Indoor's all closed-up and boring.

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
No, and you can't make me, neither.

Bonus Question - Which counsellor do you think has the best hair?
Nobody has hair as nice as Miss Vicky's.


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Nate Ross
17


How excited are you about camp?
It's better than home.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Does sausages count as snack?

How do you feel about scary stories?
Bring it. They are not as scary as they sound like once you know the stories behind it

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Impartial

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Infirmary only, but who knows, maybe Quidditch

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Game meat

We fit into each other We are Russian dolls
where somewhere in the center sits a beating heart

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Irina Borovsky
Fifteen


How excited are you about camp?
As long as nothing comes creeping into the hut at night, I'm pretty stoked.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
SmoresSmoresSmores

How do you feel about scary stories?
I laugh in the face of danger, or scary stories in this case.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor, to an extent I guess.

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
Quidditch

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Rice, it tastes like nothing.

It's time to fall into my arms
Cause I've been waiting for too long
SAY YOU LIKE ME

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Henry Viggano
10.92


How excited are you about camp?
About as excited as a slow antelope when he sees a hungry lion coming for him.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Does that fire have a protective barrier? Because if it does not, then it does not matter, I will not be eating any fire-side snacks.

But if it does, I enjoy perfectly toasted marshmallows.

How do you feel about scary stories?
I know that scary stories are only fiction, and therefore, being scared of a story would be to say that I had a lack of intellect, because I could not decipher between reality and fiction.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Indoor, please. This heat can not possibly be safe for children.

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
I will be dominating in the Dueling ring.

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Hot dogs. How can you eat those things? There is absolutely no nutrition in them.


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Eira Medraut
Eleven


How excited are you about camp?
Sooo excited! I want adventures and yell my name to the world!

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESSSSSSS

How do you feel about scary stories?
If it involves magical beasts, i'm in!

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Outdoor, everytime!

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
mayybbee Quidditch

Bonus Question - what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?
Everything! All you need is a homemade cookie, right?

Have i got a plan? I haven't even got a pla-!



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Aslak Host

Twelve

How excited are you about camp?

Not that much

What’s your favorite fire-side snack??

Marshmallows

How do you feel about scary stories?


They're not scary untill someone screams

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?

Doesnt really mater to me, I assumed camp meant outside activities

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?

not sure at the moment

Bonus Question

- what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?

anything that you can't easily pronounce
« Last Edit: 04/06/2014 at 18:13 by Varg Aslak Höst »

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Vivianne Marlowe
16


How excited are you about camp?
As much as I'm excited about the summer heat that's killing me.

What’s your favorite fire-side snack?
Marshmallows!

How do you feel about scary stories?
Bring it on.

Are you looking forward to more indoor or outdoor activities?
Indoor, please? I don't want to get sunburnt.

Are you joining Quidditch, the Infirmary, or Dueling this summer?
The infirmary, perhaps?

Bonus Question
- what should they take off Camp Loki's dinner menu?

Anything raw.


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